the. problem. is that they. wanted to see. the full blast and done file reporters outside a major u.s. outpost in afghanistan the very same background their base donald trump paid a surprise visit to less than 2 weeks ago the news comes hot on the heels of a damning report which i fly time on top of the hour going officials have been routinely distorting facts and figures on the war in afghanistan and attempts to convince the public the drawn out war is winnable. the us president said he looks forward to more dialogue with russia months after meeting his foreign minister at
the white house visit however triggered more speculation about suppose it's secret trump moscow links something sergey lavrov brushed off as observer. might as well as ations against russian diplomats calling the case with the athletes and called for our criminal liability. the french government pushes forward with its new pension reform which has already led to days of mass demonstrations civil unrest can strike action. i will welcome to you you're watching r.t. international with me becky errol our top story this hour a suicide bomber has detonated his car outside one of america's main military outposts in afghanistan the background airfield now the attack comes out of the hills of trumps a. cries thanksgiving day visit to the very same base local media report
a powerful blast hit a medical facility located in the immediate vicinity of the air bases main gate according to local media the attack is claimed at least one life with as many as 62 people injured initial reports suggested the suicide bomber had targeted a u.s. military convoy though american officials deny that. the american president flew to afghanistan and visited the airbase in late november for thanksgiving speaking to the military personnel that trump struck of rather upbeat tone. with the help in the devotion everyone. has given here tonight america is winning again we are winning we have not won in a long time. and you know what we're respected like we haven't been respected in a long time america is winning again and america is respected again and respected at the highest level the u.s. government or the of on government you know they are sort of going on this tour on
this press tour of you know we have been successful we're winning we're pushing back the taliban we got rid of doire things are safe now things are ok. and of course so the average person that doesn't seem very realistic a year ago year have a and a half ago general or was it the police commander of daughter was killed. in that attack you know general miller the top u.s. general in the country was present his aides were present you know they scaped unscathed but i think it raises a lot of questions of how this infiltrator was able to get not only access to that kind of an area but to get so close to you know the high level people against this backdrop a scathing report has been released which details the as a deliberate this information on the part of top u.s. officials who it transpires have been putting on a brave face despite knowing the unpalatable truth about the afghan war. hundreds
of thousands dead trillions of dollars lost generations traumatized but you know what nothing good comes easy nothing in afghanistan we helped liberate an oppressed people. and we will continue helping them secure their country rebuild their society and educate all their children boys and girls. all that i set to defeat al qaeda and and i had a chance to rebuild is within reach and we're doing a tremendous job. and as you know a big part of the job is isis certainly the biggest and al qaeda and we. we've got them down very low numbers you didn't need to be nostradamus or clairvoyant to know that someone was telling bull it's just logical fallacy you can't keep fighting the same guys for 20 years and claim the joule winning but then appearances must
be kept up it's important that everyone thinks you're winning right up to the moment you admit you lost why well it's obvious no one has the remotest clue we were trying to do here we didn't have the focus notion of what we were undertaking there is a fundamental gap of understanding of the front end of the stated objectives grew lines in the military and the lack of understanding of the resources necessary and we'd never have known if it hadn't been thousands of secret and classified documents on afghanistan and stuff from the white house from the pentagon the un and the various n.g.o.s well we would have known it's pretty damn obvious that the war is going terribly but who says mouth and all that it is worth considering what the president the deficient said and what they actually believed when i called our troops in action i did so with complete confidence. their courage and skill and
tonight. thanks to them. we are winning the war on terror. and. today we lack metrics to know if we are winning or losing the global war on terror are we capturing killing or deterring a dissuading more terrorists every day than them addresses on the radical clerics are recruiting training and deploying against us does the us need to fashion a broad integrated plan to stop the next generation of terrorists the us is putting relatively little effort into a long range plan but we are putting a great deal of effort into trying to stop terrorists the cost benefit ratio is against us see when you're in your 2nd term and you started a really messy war that you just realized you can't hope to win there only so many ways to save your own but here's a list of words you should use courage the more crecy kids' schools and hospitals
and for the people that don't buy your baloney get a hope in there as well thanks to the courage of these military and civilian personnel a nation that was once a safe haven for al qaeda is now a young democracy where boys and girls are going to school new roads and hospitals are being built and people are looking to the future with new hope also poor in money into huge infrastructure projects to obligate money that was appropriated to so we could spend it through building infrastructure in ways that have again instant could never sustain or even the use in some cases if you're a nato country taxpayer i honestly don't believe you can comprehend how much of your money was poured into this adventure you 1st need to understand the sheer degree of incompetence that these leaked documents show imagine for example someone's putting together a crew for a bank heist they invite a bunch of people give them
a time and place and tell no. one what their rule is no plan so everyone shows up thinking that everyone outs knows what to do and things go as you would expect now is the time to save your own heidi let's add a few more words difficult days human rights confidence success we will reward good governance work to reduce corruption and support the rights of all afghans men and women alike. there will be difficult days ahead but i am absolutely confident we will succeed you just cannot put those amounts of money into a very fragile state in society and not have if you corruption you just can't a legacy of mass corruption that's putting it lightly what else the jew expects the guys on the ground they saw disaster they were ported it back to washington
washington with its countless departments that now have the courage to stand up and say they screwed up so they put up appearances everyone was doing what made them look best rather than what worked best interesting enough many of the documents were published with the name lessons learned perhaps an effort to extract something anything of value from this unmitigated disaster but you know as it have got a star not long ago and after seeing what i saw there i can tell you all asleep i can guarantee you that while they may have learned their lessons they sure as heck are putting them to use and write a retired u.s. army colonel told us the american leadership was ill informed but went ahead with the war in 2001 regardless. well like so many government officials great to admit failure and the idea that the united states military and the u.s.
war on seek could possibly fail was something that they personally could not accept and so they kept pouring billions of dollars into afghanistan in the hopes that maybe it would be a success the senior leadership of the united states government did not have a real clue on the history of foreign involvement in afghanistan they all should have known but they felt that for domestic political concerns they had to do something after $911.00 so the easy thing was to go to afghanistan a country that had essentially no real military and which they thought the u.s. forces would be able to overwhelm very quickly. a russian delegation headed by the country's top diplomat visited washington on tuesday much that they were democrats that u.s. president donald trump though seemed happy about the visit. just had
a very good meeting with foreign minister sergey lavrov and representatives of russia discussed many items including trade iran north korea and if treaty nuclear arms control and election meddling look forward to continuing the dialogue in the near future the russian foreign minister also held talks with the u.s. secretary of state mike pompei is the issue of alleged election meddling most ways but the meeting wasn't all about u.s. russia disagreements as eagles don of explains. from the outset it became clear how much room for improvement there is in the relations between russia and the united states for instance one of the cases election meddling the secretary of state mike pompei was being very adamant that any interference in america's relations is unacceptable by a foreign power to which russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov. stress that all such accusations still exist in the realm of speculation. now as for meddling or not you suggested simply to read the mulla report we did and in it
there is no proof of any collusion sergey lavrov also has repeatedly said that russia is ready to release full transcripts as to what was said by the russians and by the members of the trump team via a special communication channel that had been established back in 2618 but according to the russian foreign minister those attempts to make those transcripts see the light of day have so far been stilled by the trumpet ministration. after the integration of donald trump we suggested to our colleagues that in order to dispel all the base the suspicions let us publish this close channel of correspondence starting from oktober 2016 until november 27th so that everything has become very clear to people unfortunately the current administration refused to do so now the bone of contention between russia and the united states is the i.m.f. or rather the absence of the deal now and both parties of both ministers have kind
of clashed as to how they see the moving forward for instance the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov has again said that the countries could use the start treaty that had been signed back in 2010 but might bump a.o.l. has made it clear what the united states don't like about that deal that's agreement that was entered into many years ago when powers were very different on a relative basis around the globe. it was at a time that the weapons systems the threats were very different than they are today today so we believe not only do the conversations need to be broadened to include the chinese communist party it was year was that the russian president spoke again about russia's preparedness right now to agree on its extension to alleviate tensions in the global community given that the last instrument of arms control between the united states and right. we'll stop operating we're prepared to do that even today on the other hand circular has reiterated that russia has been making
unilateral steps of good faith for instance the russian president had previously said that russia was in going to deploy any weapons that had been banned under the iron of treaty in europe unless washington or its allies decide to do that but it wasn't all negative there are some points where russia and the united states do see eye to eye on where they do see each other as valuable partners syria afghanistan north korea all those aspects all those political crises you see russia and the united states working together and both countries that seem did their best both ministers at least did their best to try and move that train forward as much as they could for us democrats the meeting between russia and america's top diplomats was one more reason to suspect secret links between trump and moscow. trump is meeting with russia's foreign minister in the oval office again are very serious invited in allies knocked out last time they laughed about troops firing of komi
today they can celebrate the success of russian propaganda reagan wouldn't recognize this g.o.p. tramp lavrov and compare our meeting in private this afternoon what conspiracy are they cooking up today congress congress seems to have been captured by a desire to destroy us russian relations used to splurge and shoot adam schiff describes normal bilateral contacts between countries in particular the reception of a foreign minister or one country by the president of another country as a triumph of russian diplomacy well he might as well throw doping accusations against russian diplomats on the following the case with the athletes to call for our criminal liability to me position is just absurd to be diplomatic of the trump national links was the only thing that got democrats excited earlier democrat house leaders officially called for the u.s. president's removal from office. i came easy ignored it david in just the interests of the country. picks up the story. now the meeting focused on
nuclear nonproliferation as well as other international issues but it appears that negotiations and moving forward on these vital international matters is being held back by some internal turmoil within the united states of america and it just so happens that this meeting is taking place on the very day that articles of impeachment have been drawn up against donald trump over a phone call he had with the ukrainian leader and allegations that he obstructed the congressional investigation into that phone call the 1st article use for abuse of power it is an impeachable offense president should be engaged in an unprecedented categorical and indiscriminate defiance of the impeachment inquiry. this gives rise to the 2nd article of impeachment for obstruction of congress i think it's a disgrace if people could make it be true that if the thing that was a perfect conversation they were perfect conversation there's nothing to it. and i
think it's great this is somewhat of a pattern whenever a high level meeting takes place but it seems that it's followed by a harsh attacks on the president and accusations of some kind of inappropriate relationship between trump and russia or cia director john brennan was among the 1st to float the t word treason officials and pundits even begin speculating whether russia had something on trump that would cause him to so publicly side with you have been watching perhaps one of the most disgraceful performances by an american president donald trump's action just today were quote appalling and shameful shocking and sad damaging and a threat to american democracy those harsh words related mainly to the investigation conducted by bob mohler regarding allegations of collusion now interestingly a new report has just been released regarding how that investigation was carried out a new report seems to indicate that the f.b.i.
made great errors and how they what about investigating donald trump during this this probe into alleged collusion donald trump spoke critically of the f.b.i. and pointed toward the report the report actually and especially when you look into it in the details of the report are far worse than anything i would have even imagine this was an overthrow of a government this was an attempt to overthrow the report shows is that the democrats are not even the democrats but any government official that did not want donald trump that wanted to support hillary clinton but that does not want donald trump in office or donald trump as president united states will do anything including lie lie to congress light a senate questions feed stories to the media break protocol violations of confidential investigations in order to feed those. stories to the media to create certain narratives to harm trump the report effects the impeachment process in general and hopefully you know most americans probably are going to read every single word but i hope that they do it's far more damaging than some of the outlets
have made it sound there are lots of facts in there remember the report the i.g. report was never supposed to 5 indict anybody or bring criminal charges it was supposed to show that there was wrongdoing and how these investigations started in the 1st place how the russia trump why started in the 1st place. still to come to sin france demands that a new pension reform be scraps but the government is pushing on the gauntlet we have that story and small this sort. of. impeachment mania has dives drawn on both sides of the political divide the i.g. report clearly demonstrates the f.b.i. abused its powers when targeting trump world the judiciary committee is hell bent on impeachment articles ideological obsession into the game. each simulating civilization would be able to run using
a tiny fraction of its resources. hundreds of thousands millions of runs through all of human history almost all. beings with our kinds of experiences down to simulated ones rather the known simulated ones conditional and we should think we are probably one of the simulated ones. joining me every thursday on the elec so i'm unsure when i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you. welcome back the french government is pushing ahead with its controversial pension
reforms in the face of mass protests and strike action over the issue prime minister edward felipe will present the plans to the economic social and environmental council on wednesday the day before more than 300000 people took part in demonstrations across france according to the interior minister the labor union said the number was almost 3 times higher with more from the french capital has elian. well as you can see we are in the thick of it the country is trying to deliver their message to the government before now says their final plans for pension reform in france although we did hear from the country's prime minister that for them for now there is no intention to change their plans if we don't make serious profound and progressive reform today someone else will make much more brutal reform tomorrow i hope that we can convince a majority of french people that our reform is fair it is universal it makes the
special pension plans gradually disappear and is financially balanced not just for a moment let me give you a clearer picture of who these people are for instance we've already been used to the yellow vests but as you can see these are orange and what it says on them is s.n.c.f. this is the french railway company which is by the way one of the main driving forces of the protest almost 85 percent of the railway staff members white rice said this is really causing chaos in the country's transport system. but it's not only about real world workers i can tell you that the professions range from air traffic controllers to actually police. sisters and warriors so this is just how vast it is but i do have to mention though that a last week protests in various cities of these countries did turn ugly and violent
. i could tell you that most of the slogans that we are hearing in these protests are aimed directly against the president emanuel macron one you can see right here it says macro don't touch my retirement the idea of for the pension reform is to introduce a universal point system which will make the pension sums universal for different layers of the society but some of them in france do fear that they will lose their privileges they want to give us an adult tone to
a food system you have every hour who are your points but all much. you know would bring you an opponent never knows or now this is just a warning for the government but it's not hard to predict what's going to happen if emanuel macron and his team decides to stick to the plan on. science and business done just intersect in a long musk's office moscow state university is has to pick a forum for young talents and how the 2 spheres interact don't quarter page if i say. it's a glance into russia's future for the country's top university moscow state a place where the scientific. young people are put on display for the world to see this year's innovation in practice congress has a large exhibition on how to improve education and job training is going to be everything from v.r. devices to agricultural technology so let's go take
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price. then else well reducing lower. that's undercutting not what's good for markets it's not good for the global economy. hello and welcome to cross were all things considered i'm peter lavelle impeachment mania has knives drawn on both sides of the political divide the i.g. report clearly demonstrates the f.b.i. abused its powers when targeting world the judiciary committee is hell bent on impeachment articles ideological obsession is the name of the game.
cross talking impeachment i'm joined by my guest graham elwood in los angeles he's a regular on the jimmy doris show as well as host of the political. you tube in palm beach we have current turkey she is a t.v. and radio host and in chattanooga we crossed to brian joyce he is the host of the brian joey show aren't cross in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate card let me go to you 1st in palm beach i'm going to date myself with my 1st question to everyone here i remember very clearly the watergate hearings i played hooky from school pretended i was sick and i would watch it on a little tiny black and white t.v. watching the hearings peter regino i remember him very carefully and it was world historic and then we all remember bill clinton and certain things like blue dresses and stuff like that and the reason why i bring up those 2 examples because there were facts facts that everyone agreed to facts that were dealt with obstruction and .